Baku (2013-2015)

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Baku  2013 -2015

Baku Life

Last Fandango in Baku

Travels in Azerbaijan: Quba and Xinaliq

Travels in Axerbaijan: Sheki, Lahic and Ivanovka

Travels in Azerbaijan: Lankaran and Lerik

Baku Prepares

Passion for Fashion: Harvey Nichols in Baku

Baku Perspectives

Baku Perspectives ll

Baku Perspectives III

Baku Perspectives IV

Baku Perspectives V

Baku to the Future

Spring is in the Air : Spring Festivals, Novruz and Easter

Yo Yo Times : Settling in after a trip home

Living in Baku : Reflections on a Year in Baku

Moving to Baku: Living in Baku – A Caucasian Adventure

House Hunting in Baku: Tales of the Bakunese Bath Pod

Shopping in Baku: Welcome to Baku!

Football Match in Baku:  Having a Ball

Exhibition Review: Love Me, Love Me Not

Icheri Sheher and Q Gallery: Strolling on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon


Baku Restaurants Reviewed

Adam’s Curries : Show Me The Curry!

Baccanale : Taming Bacchus

Baku Cafe : The Green Green Grass of Home Now closed

Baku Roasting Company : A Right Roasting

Bella Napoli

Beyrut: A Good Sense of Humous  – relocated to 23A Yusif Mammedaliyev Street, just around the corner from its previous venue

Bistro Beer Garden: Strolling on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Blackberry Cafe, 28th May Mall: Coming Out in Baku

Brewery: Something’s Brewing

Buddha Bar : A Buddha what you fancy

Cafés on or around Nizami : I like Coffee, I Like Tea

Casual Brasserie: A Casual Acquaintance

Chinar : Memories of Chinar

Cook Zone : In the Zone

Dafne : Follow Apollo

Dalloyau : Let them eat cake!

Da Massimo: Mambo Italiano

Entree : The Big Breakfast – one outlet now closed

El Portalon : Y Viva Espana

Elvet Steakhouse: A Meaty Fist in an Elvet Glove

Evde Amburan: Evde Lasting Love    –  under new chef

Evde City : Evde, you’ve got me on my Knees  – under new chef Now closed

Falafel Shop : Fundamental Falafel

Fireworks : Licence to Thrill

Flavour Restaurant : Do me a Flavour!

Garage Iskender: Turkish Delight

Harbour Grill & Tap: Hello Sailor!

The House Cafe : In da House

Imereti : No Sweet, Georgia Brown

Kaspia : Fish out of Water

Ladurée : French Fancy

La Fontaine : A Jay dressed in Peacock’s Feathers

Landmark Hotel Snack and Salad Bar : Luncheon Meet

London Pub: Rub a dub dub, Four Brits in a Pub

Mari Vanna : Babushka, Babushka, Babushka, Ya Ya

Masu: Easy Peasy Japanesey

Midpoint Cafe and Restaurant: Low Point at Midpoint  – now renamed KuKu

Movida: Pitter Patter

Nargiz Cafe, Harvey Nichols: Passion for Fashion

Nur Lounge, Fairmont Hotel: Face Time at The Fairmont

Oro Nero : Oiling the Wheels – now relaunched

Paris Bistro: ‘Allo, ‘Allo

Paul Bakery: Strawberry Tarts Forever!

Paul’s Rock and Steak Bar: In Baku’s Swiss Utopia

Pivnaya Apteka: Nil by Mouth, Fluids Only

Qis Qalasi Tea Garden: Strolling on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Rast Cafe: They Saw Us Coming!

RnB Cafe: Rhythm and Blues

Sahil : A Guiding Light on the Shore

Santino: O Sole Mio

Scalini, Bakikhanov St.: Where the King meets La Lollo

Scalini, Port Baku: Stepping up to the Plate

Sea Breeze Resort: Blowing in the Wind

Sketch : Overpriced. Overcooked. Over Here.

Tosca: Not a Night at The Opera

Vapiano: When the Moon hits your Eye like a Big Pizza Pie

Wok Inn: Wok Inn All Over The World – now closed

Zaffarano, Hotel Four Seasons: Four Seasons’ Greetings

(Zafferano, Hotel Four Seasons: Tea for Three) outdated version

Zest Lifestyle Cafe, JW Marriott Absheron: Zest for Life


Baku Health & Wellbeing

The Nail Spa, ISR Plaza: Baku’s got Talons (mani/pedi and threading)

ESPA Spa, Fairmont Hotel: Face Time at The Fairmont (Facial)

Feet First, Hotel JW Marriott: Feet First (Reflexology)


Baku People

Sarah Knill-Jones, Artist in Baku and London

Lorna Buckley, Animal Rescue Baku

 Sahib Mahmudov, the Magic Carpet Man

Gwen Burchell MBE, Founder of United Aid for Azerbaijan, UAFA

Nazila Bahrami, The Bee’s Knees

Anita Engbrecht, Protocol Manager at The European Games 2015 in Baku

Chingiz Alasgarov : Supervisor at The Baku Cafe


Miscellaneous Notes to Readers

Going Green : Skinny Green Goddess Soup Recipe

Some like it hot: Dip Recipe

Same procedure as last year?

Do they know it’s Christmas?

Gone Fishing

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